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In 1883, life is simple for two sisters who live on a farm outside the Quaker village of Hadley, Indiana. The girls go to school in a one room school house and study in the light of coal oil lamps. Their father has Bible reading and evening prayer before they retire to bed. Farm life is hard, but their religious beliefs are comforting.The days continue, until the older sister, Mattie, accepts a proposal of marriage. Young Livvy expects life on the farm to change when her sister gets married. Change strikes sooner than anyone expected. When her Mattie is murdered before her eyes, Livvy goes into a state of shock and lies in a coma for three days. When she awakens, she has no memories of what has happened to her beloved Mattie. She doesn't remember that she had a sister at all.For five years, the ghost of her sister appears to her. She accepts the ghost as a guardian angel who watches over her. When Livvy is on the brink of getting married herself, the truth of Mattie's murder is reveled.
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About the Author
Annie Johnson lives with her husband, Gene, in Indiana. They have been married 54 years. She has three grown children, Joe, Julianne and Rose; two grown grandchildren, Stephanie and John. She has written poetry since she was 13 years old. Her life was deeply influenced by her Quaker Father, Joe H. Davidson and her Uncle Frank Davidson. Her Father was a Hoosier Schoolmaster for 45 years and her Uncle Frank Davidson was the Professor of English and Literature at Indiana University for over 60 years. She attended Butler University for two years. Her daughter Julianne along with her mate Brian, moved in this year to help her when husband Gene lost his sight from diabetes. Besides her cats Goldie, and Tippy Toes, there's a new addition of 3 more cats and two ferrets in the household. She feeds the squirrels peanuts at the front porch and they come up and take them from her hand. Her children and grandchildren come every Sunday for Sunday dinner and a good game of Spades or Up and Down the River